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The $1 billion mission to reach the Earth's mantle

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    This also interests me.
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    seismic data along w/ studies of rocks at high pressures/temp gives us a clear enough view of the mantle especially the very top, the only real ineresting area is the core mantle boundry
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    Just wait until they discover that the Earth is actually hollow, and there is a race of beings that eat rocks and shit oil.
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    I dont see why they think its going to take so long; the silly russians have drilled 40,000 ft on land in 2 months, but they're going through just 18,000 or so and predict they wont be done till 2020?

    Also, I read world oil magazine, found this talking about first plans for this same well: http://www.worldoil.com/Plans_unveiled_to_drill_worlds_deepest_well.html
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    I hope Brendan Frasier gets cast as the first man to go through all the crust. Really though, it's just the mantle.. thats what, 20 miles? I drive further than that on my way to work each day! How they plan to keep the magma from shooting up through the hole they just made is going to be interesting.

    Side note, did anyone see Total Recall where they had the elevator through the earth from australia to england? kinda neat I must say...
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    This is pretty exciting. While we can make very good decisions on data that we already know, these are not concrete fact.

    We could actually be very wrong with what is at the center of Earth, if the unknowns have their way anyway.
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    So, the highway to hell is being built. Brilliant. Maybe we can make an artificial supervolcano? 'We've been needing a new island'
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    Lord Kinbote was from the center of the Earth.
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    CNN reporting in, the device is near the core now... yes it is almost done... wait something unexpected has happened, the Earth is spinning the other way /CHAOS lolol

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